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A World of Graves

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Science  08 Oct 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6001, pp. 170
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6001.170

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The United States isn't the only nation grappling with native claims on ancient skeletons (see main text). But different cultures have wildly divergent views of their long-dead ancestors, with profound consequences for the kinds of research that can be done. Science gives a brief roundup of world attitudes toward the study of ancient human remains.